It’s a Hybrid SUV Takeover With the 5 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs
When it comes to fuel mileage figures, hybrid SUVs are topping the charts. This puts another feather in the SUV cap filled with feathers, signifying capability, versatility, comfort, and usefulness. The wide range of SUV models has grown to include various hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. Five of these hybrid SUVs are the most fuel-efficient models offered; here’s a little more about them.
2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – 41 city/38 hwy mpg
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular and useful compact SUVs available. The hybrid version makes this small Toyota one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the market, hitting impressive gas mileage figures. The hybrid model uses a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors to generate 219 horsepower.
The 2024 RAV4 Hybrid includes impressive cargo space with nearly 70 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded. Across the trims, various features are available, including:
- Power liftgate
- Hands-free liftgate
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Remote keyless entry
- Three USB ports
- Virtual assistant
2024 Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid – 45 city/38 hwy mpg
Another small and efficient hybrid Toyota SUV is the Corolla Cross. This hybrid SUV is relatively affordable, with the lowest starting price among compact hybrid SUVs. The fuel mileage and list of standard features make the Corolla Cross a contender for most small families
This hybrid SUV uses a small 4-cylinder engine and three electric motors to produce 196 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. With the rear seats folded, the Corolla Cross Hybrid provides up to 61.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
2024 Lexus UX Hybrid – 43 city/41 hwy mpg
For those looking for a bit of luxury in their hybrid SUV, the 2024 Lexus UX Hybrid is a solid choice. This Lexus is one of the market’s most fuel-efficient SUVs, allowing drivers to save fuel and enjoy a smooth ride. The small 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors produce 181 horsepower, enough to be great around town, but might feel sluggish on the highway.
As expected, this Lexus SUV has a long list of impressive standard features and a surprisingly impressive feeling on the road. The UX Hybrid handles well and delivers an excellent infotainment package, making it easy to drive and enjoy during your daily commute.
2024 Kia Sportage Hybrid – 42 city/44 hwy mpg
Another impressive compact hybrid SUV is the Sportage. This SUV delivers value and quality in one package, with an affordable price and a long list of standard features. The spacious interior makes it comfortable and easy to use, while the powertrain puts this hybrid SUV in the runner-up position among the most fuel-efficient SUVs offered.
The Sportage Hybrid has a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and one electric motor to produce 227 horsepower, sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Kia offers the Sportage Hybrid in both FWD and AWD configurations.
2023 Kia Niro – 53 city/54 hwy mpg
The Kia Niro doesn’t need “hybrid” at the end of its name because it’s a dedicated hybrid SUV. U. S. News & World Report lists the Niro as the market’s most fuel-efficient SUV. This small Kia also includes 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it useful for adventurous souls with a penchant for efficiency.
The Niro’s hybrid powertrain includes a 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor to produce 139 horsepower. This power is sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission, enabling this hybrid SUV to feel more like a traditional gas-powered model.